By / 29 Aug 2014
We can't imagine a more appropriate match for classic British motoring than Belstaff's signature hand-waxed leather jacket, itself derived from Belstaff's storied involvement with motorcycling, and their jeans sewn from soft Japanese denim. In fact, the same philosophy behind Aston Martin's hand-built manufacturing techniques, are behind Belstaff's approach to making timeless clothing.
It can’t exactly be said that Aston Martin was seeking a lift when it announced the DB6 at the 1965 London Motor Show. Rather, it was a relief from lift of the aerodynamic kind that figured as a raison d’être for the new car. The outgoing DB5 was a rollicking automobile, not to mention its stature as a screen star, being James Bond’s equivalent of the Lone Ranger’s Silver.
By / 20 Aug 2014
Yesterday, we brought you a German SUV in England. Today, we present an English rig in Germany. This left-hand-drive Land Rover Series III Station Wagon's original, smoke-free 2.25-liter diesel engine has gotten it through 72,000 miles.
/ 12 Aug 2014
These AC Greyhounds are very hard to come by, as only eighty-two were ever built–so I kept searching online until someone on the Jensen owners forum mentioned he spotted one in Sweden. I found the ad, which was in Swedish but I called the owner anyway and bought it over the phone without ever seeing it.
The UK's biggest historic racing event took place during July's last weekend. The Silverstone Classic, winner of the 2013 Motorsport Event of the Year, includes over twenty races and a thousand cars spanning five decades of racing. From pre '53 sports cars such as the Jaguar D-Type and Aston Martin DB2 all the way to the newly-formed '90s GT Legends featuring the Ferrari F40 LM and several Mclaren F1 GTRs.
By / 11 Aug 2014
This Nixon-era ragtop's owner calls it a "Survivor." He or she would know, having helped the 102,000-mile Triumph TR6 stay on the road since taking possession in 1983. Keeping this English roadster in a garage has certainly prolonged its life.
By / 6 Aug 2014
The Jensen Interceptor of the 1960s was a combination of European style and elegance, and American horsepower. This particular specimen from 1967 is a mixture of those characteristics and several updated components, and also throws celebrity ownership into the mix.
By / 31 Jul 2014
According to collector car insurance agency Hagerty, Jaguar 420s were not common purchases in the U.S. Nevertheless, you're looking at one registered right here in the good old U.S. of A. Over the past forty-seven years, this silver cat has only had three owners, the most recent of whom took possession in 1995.
London-based Mr. Chris Twitchell is the man behind Wire Car Design, the enterprise that seeks to capture the art behind some iconic car designs, in scale, through the medium of wire. They handcraft beautiful artistic representations of a car’s form in wire that can be displayed in any indoor environment. Chris was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his schedule to give us some insight into his work.
By / 29 Jul 2014
It takes a significant amount of élan–energy and enthusiasm–to refresh a classic automobile. Apparently, this 1968 Lotus has inspired a great deal of it. This 49,000-mile Plus 2 specimen was recommissioned after being stored for a lengthy stretch of time.